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Berry-Burk Building

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1928, Baskervill and Lambert. 525–529 E. Grace St.

Built by a high-end clothing store, the building proclaims its purpose at the entrance with sculptures of mythological creatures and a shield carried by a man in a top hat. Essentially the building's form is that of an Italian Renaissance palazzo. The top floor and cornice are covered in colored terra-cotta ornament. The original bulb-lit steel sign still projects from the rooftop.

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Author: 
Richard Guy Wilson et al.
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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Berry-Burk Building", [Richmond, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-01-RI176.

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Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 225-225.

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